Natural Healing Spotlight: Oregano

History and Information

Oregano is native to Europe and America. It has dark-green leaves and purple buds that blossom into white, pink, or lilac colored flowers. The entire plant is aromatic. The Greeks used Oregano to heal wounds and placed the leaves on sore and aching muscles to relieve discomfort. Dioscorides, the Greek physician, used Oregano for poisonous animal bites. Pliny, the Roman herbalist, recommended Oregano to improve digestion and for poisonous spider bites. During the Middle Ages, Oregano was used by herbalists to aid digestion, improve eyesight, and like those in the past, for poisonous spider bites. Modern herbalists use Oregano for digestion, headaches, coughs, to promote menstruation, and to prevent seasickness. This essential oil is one of the most antiseptic of all the oils. There are numerous studies showing that Oregano is highly effective in killing the very resistant strain of bacteria, MRSA. Oregano is one of nature's most powerful antibiotics.

Practical Uses

Heating; improves circulation, promotes perspiration
Improves digestion
Purifying; helps in the reduction of cellulite, waste material, and excessive fluids from the body
Vapors open the sinus and breathing passages
Mood uplifting; improves mental clarity and alertness
Loosens tight muscles, relieves muscle aches and pains
Increases physical endurance and energy
Repels insects

Here is a quick list of ailments Oregano can be effective with: Post Traumatic Stress, Skin Tags, Candida Overgrowth, Sore Throat, Thrush, Nail Fungus, Chronic Sinus Issues, Warts, Immune System Boosting, etc. You can also cook with Oregano essential oil! Simply add a drop or two after the meal has begun to cool.


Oregano oil is heating. Always use this oil with a carrier oil as it may burn or cause irritation. If a pregnant woman has not used essential oils previously, be cautious with Oregano because it can promote menstruation. 

Anecdotal Stories

This story was shared by a woman in one of my recent classes. She said she was having serious back aches and her mom gave her some Oregano essential oil to use. She rubbed it on her back and was amazed at how much better it felt. No has pain relieving properties! It is a wonderful, powerful oil.

doTERRA Oregano oil is the highest quality oil you can find. It is $32 retail ($24 wholesale). To purchase Oregano essential oil, contact me or visit my personal doTERRA site. For more information about how to get the wholesale price, feel free to contact me!